Specsavers seeks development head

Specsavers is recruiting a director of new business development, amid plans to expand UK and foreign businesses.

The newly-created role will not, however, be charged with developing the dentistry side; plans to add 70 joint venture practices a year have been shelved and the three existing businesses sold.

Specsavers has revealed plans to replicate the success of its Rotterdam megastore - four times the size of a normal shop - in the Netherlands and elsewhere.